SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Ruth Brancroft Garden - Walnut Creek, CA, Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA, Finch Arboretum - Spokane, WA and Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA
Somewhat drought resistant. Underside of leaf is silvery white. May be a larger tree in hot, inland valley areas. Cultivar 'Sterling' has silvery young leaves.
Has fragrant Flower.
Native to Southeastern Europe and Southwestern Asia.
Erect or Spreading High Canopy and Extensive Area.
Conical, Oval or Umbrella Shape.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 40 - 50 feet.
Width: 20 - 30 feet.
Growth Rate: 12 to 24 Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years.
Leaves Round, Light Green, Gold, Deciduous.
Flowers Showy. Fragrant Yellow or White. Flowers in Summer. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Gray or Mostly Green Capsule, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Fall.
Bark Dark Brown, Light Gray or Light Green, Furrowed, Ridged or Smooth.
Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 2 - 21.
USDA Hardiness Zones 6 - 9.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Moist to Dry Soil.
Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Resistant to Verticillium. Susceptible to Aphids, Root Rot, Sooty Mold and Verticillium.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.
None Known Health Hazard.
Attracts Birds and Bees.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Tilia tomentosa Tree Record." 1995-2019. Jun 17, 2019.
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